Sunday, May 31, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 5/31/15

Michael Jackson Molestation Case Tossed Out

Anita Baker Responds to Cheryl Lynn Cheryl Fires Back

Chris Brown Acknowledges His Faults

All Of Beyoncé's Music Could Soon Be Taken Off Of Tidal

Shakira's Loca Hit Back Under Scrutiny Amid Allegations Copyright Plaintiffs Lied

Tamar Braxton Has Some Lofty Goals For Her Fashion Line

Trey Songz, Jason Derulo & Ciara To Rock The St. Kitts Music Festival

B.B. King's Death To Be Investigated As A Homicide

Shaggy Discusses His 38 Million YouTube Milestone

Lion Babe - "Don't Break My Heart"

LION BABE - Don't Break My Heart by sonkengmbeukeuherv

From Lion Babe's debut self-titled EP out now.

Loick Essien Talks Working with Wretch 32, Wiley & New Music

Tinie Tempah feat. Jess Glynne - "No Letting Go"

Tinie Tempah - No Letting Go (Feat. Jess Glynne) by sonkengmbeukeuherv

Taking it to the streets of London, Tinie Tempah along with guest Jess Glynne get us ready for the summer in the fun visual for his new single “Not Letting Go.”

Ty Dolla $ign feat. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee4800 - "Only Right"

Ty Dolla $ign - Only Right (Feat... by sonkengmboukengherv

From Ty Dolla $ign's debut album ‪#‎FreeTC‬ due out in September.

Jazmine Sullivan Performs ‘Stupid Girl’ at Yahoo

Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Jon B. - "They Don't Know"

A former songwriter for the likes of Michael Jackson, After 7 and Toni Braxton, singer Jon. B would avoid the sophomore jinx (his debut album Bonafide went platinum and featured the Grammy-nominated single "Someone To Love") with 1997's double-platinum album, Cool Relax whose 3rd single "They Don't Know" hit #7 on the Billboard 100 and #2 on the R&B chart.

Kevin McCall feat. Chris Brown – “WaterBed"

From Kevin's new mixtape In My Zone III: The Lost Files. now available on Soundcloud.

Jade De LaFleur – "Dead or Naked (Davix Remix)"

Singer Jade de LaFleur gives her hot "Dead or Naked" single a '90s-themed remix with the help of LA-based producer Davix.

Jesse Boykins III - "The Wonder Years"

Jesse Boykins III gets grainy and reminisces in "Wonder Years."

Elijah Blake feat. Dej Loaf - "I Just Wanna"

Here's the official video for Elijah Blake's "I Just Wanna" featuring Def Loaf, from his debut album Shadows & Diamonds.

Robert Glasper - "The Worst (Jhene Aiko cover)"

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper does a slow-simmering cover take on Jhene Aiko's "The Worst," part of a compilation of covers recorded at the Capitol Studios in Hollywood last December.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tamar Braxton - "If I Don't Have You"

Tamar Braxton - "If I Don't Have You"

New summertime ballad from Tamar Braxton, now available on iTunes.

Avery Wilson Sings New Single, Talks Social Media & Clive Davis

D∆WN - "Titans" x "James Dean"

D∆WN - Titans x James Dean by WOOVE

D∆WN (A.K.A. Dawn Richard) bridges the gap between new album Blackheart and her next project (an EP called RedemptionHeart) by dropping a mash-up video for album interlude “Titans” and new song “James Dean,", directed by Monty Marsh,

Marissa - "No Scrubs"

New ATL artist Marissa displays her love for TLC with her own version of their classic track "No Scrubs."

Taio Cruz - "Do What You Like"

New single from Taio Cruz from his forthcoming album Roses.

Lloyd - "Girl From The South"

Been a minute since we last heard from Lloyd as he drops his first single since 2011's King Of Hearts with an ode to a "Girl From The South".

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Weeknd - "The Hills"

The Weeknd debuts new video and almost dies in "The Hills."

Diddy Helped Janelle Monae Launch Her New Label

Ryan McDermott - "Dealer"

G.O.O.D. Music recording artist and Kanye West protégé Ryan McDermott drops the buzz track “DEALER“, a sonic and visual prelude to the summer release of a brand new project called “DAWN BREAKS“, that's directed byMcDermott

EverythingOShaun - "Bipolar"

Talented new artist EverythingOShaun (formerly Ohshawn) drops his new single “Bipolar”.

Th3Rea$on feat. Jaxon – "Freaky Girl (remix)"

Th3Rea$on, an artist out of Houston, TX, gets his grown man on with the remix to his bouncy single “Freaky Girl", featuring up-and-coming artist Jaxon.

Andra Day - "Forever Mine"

New doo-wop flavored tune from Audra Day, from her debut album Cheers To The Fall.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jason Derulo feat. Jennifer Lopez - "Try Me"

Jason Derulo feat. Jennifer Lopez - "Try Me"

Next week, Jason Derulo will release his fourth album Everything Is 4 featuring appearances from Stevie Wonder, K. Michelle, Meghan Trainor, and Jennifer Lopez, who guests here on “Try Me".

Wingo Talks History of "J.E. Heartbreak", New R&B Super Group WQRL & New Music

Brion – “How I Live It”

West-coast artist Brion checks in his new Spacehead-produced track “How I Live It”.

Netta Brielle feat The Jacka - "Love U or Leave U"

Atlantic Records signee Netta Brielle hits us with a new single called “Love U or Leave U” featuring The Jacka, new project 580 is on the way.

Lenny Harold - "You"

New single/video from Blackstreet 2 member Lenny Harold called "You".

Jon Bellion - "Woke The F*ck Up"

Jon Bellion shows that he isn't afraid of displaying his emotional side on this heart-breaking single "Woke The F*ck Up".

Monday, May 25, 2015

Rashad - "I Thought About Leaving Her"

New single from Ohio native Rashad called “I Thought About Leaving Her" rocks Grand Puba's Cal Tjader sample to startling effect.

Leon Bridges Interview @ Sundance ASCAP Music Café

Tinashe - "I'm Coming 4 U"

Tinashe - "I'm Coming 4 U"

Another leak that's sure to make Tinashe non-too-happy, but hey as with all of her music, it's too dope not to check out.

Nyakz - "T.H.O.T"

Nyakz - "T.H.O.T"

3rd single from Nyakz's In My Studio album available on iTunes now..

Sinead Harnett - "Anywhere But Here"

North London soul singer Sinead Harnett gears up for her debut album with her latest single, "Anywhere But Here".

Shad Star - "Put It Down"

UK R&B singer Shad Star shows you how he puts it down in this new single/video.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News - 5/24/15

Brendan Philip Talks 'Shadow Ceremony' and His "Alt-R&B" Aesthetic

Music: Exploring Roots of R&B with Lavay Smith

Prolific Bassist Louis Johnson, of the Brothers Johnson, Dies at 60

Akon Launches Solar Technology Initiative To Bring Energy To Multiple Homes In Africa

Is Rihanna Teaming Up With Dancehall Artist For ‘R8?’

Ginuwine Changes Upcoming Album Title to 'Bachelor Again But Wiser'

Janelle Monae Responds to Tyrese's IG Love Letter

Case on 'Heaven's Door', Young Beyonce and State of R&B

Krept & Konan feat. Jeremih - "Freak Of The Week"

Krept & Konan drop the visual for their single “Freak Of The Week” featuring Jeremih and produced by DJ Mustard.

Trey Songz – "Earned It (Remix)"

Listen to Trey Songz remix of The Weeknd’s track “Earned It".

Josué feat. Billy Green – "Summer Time"

Australian soul singer Josué (pronounced Hose-way) has dropped a soulful summer song aptly called “Summer Time” featuring rapper Billy Green.

Jasmine V: One Night Episode 2

Jasmine V drops the second episode of her VLog series and we follow her making stops in Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale and a few other spots. You get live footage, backstage preparations and a lot more.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Antoine Dunn - "I'm Gonna Love You"

Antoine Dunn - I’m Gonna Love You / BMF by Blak_Music_First

Cleveland native Antoine Dunn releases the visual for his new single "I'm Gonna Love You" from his album coming this summer.

Tory Larenz - "Acting Like"

Tory Lanez - Acting Like / BMF by Blak_Music_First

Shlohmo-produced second release from his upcoming EP.

Natalie Stewart Details Floetry Reunion and Tour After 8 Years

RELATED: Floetry Announces Reunion Tour Set for This Summer [FULL SCHEDULE]

R. Kelly Explains Why He's Still Excited to Hit the Stage @ Big Tigger Show

Natasha Mosley - "Anything"

New sultry video for "Anything" from Natasha Mosley, her Rose Hall album dropped yesterday.

Melanie Fiona Talks Growth + New Music @ Big Tigger Show

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Kindred The Family Soul - "Far Away"

Native Philadelphia, neo-soul duo, Kindred the Family Soul burst onto the music scene in 2003 with their debut album, Surrender to Love, which includes their debut single and this week's Friday Night Throwback "Far Away". The track, an honest ode to the trials and tribulations of young, married life would peak at #6 on the U.S. R&B Recurrent Airplay list. The duo, who just released their 5th album A Couple Friends last year, were discovered by fellow Philly singer Jill Scott via the city's underground neo-soul movement.

RL Performing New Song "Down" Live at Sol Village in NYC 5/20/15

Kameron Corvet - "Nothing At All" (Official Video)

Here's the visuals for Kameron Corvet's new single "Nothing At All" from him upcoming EP Due Process.

Meaku – "Missing You"

Nigerian-American artist Meaku releases visual for his hit single “Missing You", produced by Regiz Beatz.

Anthony Lewis feat. Life & Chevy Woods - "Shawty"

L.A. native Anthony Lewis recruits Life and Chevy Woods for his new track "Shawty".

Bobby V feat. Snootie Wild – "Versace Sheets"

Bobby V takes a break from Pleasure P. and Ray J assisted Dirty Rose project to release another solo joint titled "Versace Sheets" featuring Memphis rapper Snootie Wild.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bilal - "Satellites"

The always innovative Bilal portrays a modern day healer in his socially-conscious charged new visual "Satellites".

Rico Love Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Luke James Performs New Single “Exit Wounds” on ‘The REAL’

Todd Zack Jr. ~ "late." [EP]

Singer/songwriter Todd Zack Jr., out of Ohio but now residing in Vegas keeps everything organic and smooth on his new EP late.

Mila J & BC Kingdom ~ "Press Start"

Never one to be pigeonholed, Mila J teams up with L.A. duo BC Kingdom for a hazy electronic smokescreen of beats with this 6-song Press Start EP.

Jason Derulo feat. Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban - "Broke"

Jason Derulo wrote a song with Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban and it's not bad.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Amy Official Trailer #1 (2015)

Watch the official trailer for "Amy" Winehouse documentary, due out July 10.

Wheel of Musical Impressions with Jamie Foxx

Brian Achonu - "Better Now"

New release release from indie artist Brian Achonu.

Melanie Fiona Performing "I Tried" Live at Mist Harlem 5/15/15

Victoria Monet - "High Luv"

Fresh off of dropping her nostalgic "90 Babies" single, Victoria Monet is back with another infectious track from her Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II EP, due out June 16.

Monica – "Just Right for Me”

New single from Monica produced by longtime collaborator Polow Da Don. “Just Right for Me” is the 1st single off her upcoming album Code Red.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Ray J feat. Lil Wayne - "Brown Sugar"

First Ray J solo track since last summer's "ATM", this new cut titled "Brown Sugar" features Lil Wayne.

Mariah Carey "Infinity" Live Performance @ Billboard Music Awards 2015 #BBMAS

Usher Interview with Angie Martinez Power 105.1

Elijah Blake - "Fading"

Elijah Blake - "Fading"

After recently dropping "I Just Wanna..." featuring Dej Loaf, singer Elijah Blake keeps the buzz going with "Fading" off his upcoming Shadows & Diamonds project, dropping June 23rd.

Keke Palmer on Baltimore Riots & Mobilizing Her Generation

RL Explains How 'Internet H***' Changed The Music Industry

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 5/17/15

22-Year-Old R&B singer August Alsina Reveals He’s Going Blind

Detroit R&B-Jazz Singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly Dead at 70

Ex-Member Of Local R&B Group Facing Murder Charge Arrested Here

'From My Lips,' Janet Jackson Announces New Album, World Tour

Omarion Returns to No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart, Nearly a Decade Later

Tyrese Professes His Love For Janelle Monae On Instagram

BB King Was Great Because He Played Out Of Tune

Keri Hilson feat. Young Thug – "Keep It 100"

Keri Hilson feat. Young Thug – "Keep It 100"

After a long hiatus, singer-songwriter Keri Hilson returns with the bouncy "Keep It 100" featuring rapper Young Thug.

Janelle Monáe Rediscovers the 'Classic Man' at Eephus Listening Session

Rico Love feat. Sean Paul - "Somebody Else (Remix)"

Sean Paul hops on the dancehall remix to Rico Love's "Somebody Else".

Kehlani & Ambré Perkins - "Preach"

Kehlani and New Orleans newcomer Ambré Perkins offer up their own version of Drake and PARTYNEXTDOOR's "Preach".

Rawyals - "King Me"

Watch the video for "King Me" from upstart R&B trio Rawyals.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: B.B. King - "Every Day I Have The Blues"

In honor of B.B. King, the great blues icon who passed away at 89 yesterday, this week's Friday Night Throwback selection  is King's "Every Day I Have The Blues". The 1955 song, which King fell in love with due to its 'crisp and relaxed sound', was one of King's favorites and he would open his live shows with the song well into the 1970's. Originated with the early blues pioneers Sparks brothers from St. Louis in the 1930's, the popular song was also covered by the likes of Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra. However, it is King's version that remains the staple, reaching number eight on the R&B chart while becoming an important piece in King's legacy.

Young Marco - "Gone Long Gone"

New single from Young Marco as he preps for his upcoming debut album, Tell The World.

Mary J. Blige Talks Being a Champion In Deleted Scene From 'Champs' Documentary

India Shawn Performing "Outer Limits" Live Acoustic in NYC

ExtraTV interviews Ciara

Rihanna - "B*tch Better Have My Money (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix)"

Producer Diplo, alongside Canadian trap producer, DJ Grandtheft of Rihanna's hit single "Stay", uploaded this official remix of her hit single ""B*tch Better Have My Money".

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rita Ora - "Poison"

Rita Ora - "Poison"

First single from Her sophomore album is due this year featuring Prince.

Ledisi Speaks Hair, Beauty, and Truth

The Dream - "Black Magic"

The Dream - "Black Magic"
First offering from the second half of The Dream's album Jewel.

Kranium feat. Ty Dolla $ign - "Nobody Has To Know"

Jamaican sensation Kranium releases a remixed version of his hit single, “Nobody Has To Know" with a hand from Ty Dolla $ign.

Elle Varner - "The End Of The Beginning"

The multi-talented Elle Varner mostly raps here about the struggle to hold onto her integrity on this new track called "The End Of The Beginning".

Lianne La Havas – "Unstoppable"

New single from UK singer Lianne La Havas entitled "Unstoppable" from her forthcoming album Blood, out July 31..

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jamie Foxx feat. Wale – "Like a Drum"

Jamie Foxx feat. Wale – "Like a Drum"

3rd single from fifth album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses which drops on May 18.

Bryan-Michael Cox Talks Work with Jagged Edge, Mariah Carey and What's Next

Ashanti Performs 'Mother' @ "Good Day NY" for Mother's Day, Preps New Album

Sammie - feat. Ying Yang Twins - "Show Me"

Sammie - Show Me (Feat. Ying Yang Twins) / BMF by Blak_Music_First

Brand new single/video from Sammie is a certified club-banger with the Ying Yang Twins jumping on board.

Jordan Bratton - "Victoria"

3rd single from his 6-song EP entitled Youth which was released today and is also available on iTunes.

Melanie Fiona - "Bite the Bullet"

Two-time Grammy award winner Melanie Fiona gives love an ultimatum on her newest single "Bite the Bullet".

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Leon Bridges - "Better Man"

Here's Leon Bridges' new video for "Better Man", taken from his new album Coming Home available 6/23.

Tinashe Talks Cuddle Time, Crazy Boyfriend, Being The Next Janet Jackson & More

Luke Christopher On Being Biracial, New Artist Stress and Comparisons

LeToya Luckett - "Blessed (Freestyle)"

Another teaser (this time a freestyle to Big Sean's hit "Blessings" entitled "Blessed") from LeToya Luckett, before she drops her forthcoming album, Until Then.

Alyssa Veniece feat. Emerson Brooks - "Unfamiliar"

Canadian singer/songwriter Alyssa Veniece makes her debut with a single titled “Unfamiliar” featuring singer Emerson Brooks, that's also produced by the two.

Tink - "Million" [Aaliyah Tribute)

Tink - "Million" [Aaliyah Tribute)

The super-producer Timbaland and Chicago native Tink pay homage to Aaliyah and her ’90s hit “One in a Million” with a new track simply titled “Million.”

Monday, May 11, 2015

Leona Lewis - "Fire Under My Feet"

Leona Lewis - Fire Under My Feet / BMF by Blak_Music_First

Lead single from forthcoming album I Am and Leona's first release with new label Island Records.

Lyfe Jennings Talks New Album "Tree of Lyfe", Making Conscious Records

Devvon Terrell feat. Witt Lowry - "Tell You Off"

New song called "Tell You Off" featuring Witt Lowry by Brooklyn singer/songwriter Devvon Terrell.

Niykee Heaton - "Woosah"

New single from 20-year-old singer Niykee Heaton may or may not end up on her next project.

Jodeci Remembers Their Favorite Music Videos

Tatyana Ali: I Didn't Fight for Roles Until After College

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 5/10/15

Exclusive Book Excerpt: Marvin Gaye's Ex-Wife Reveals Tales of Sexual Deviance, Drugs and Anxiety in New Memoir

Tameka Raymond Pens Emotional Mother’s Day Essay On The Loss Of Her Son

A Superfan Was Caught Naked in Chris Brown's Bed

Kehlani Inks Distribution Deal With Atlantic Records

R&B Singer Tq Launches App To Share New Music With Fans

Jodeci Tops Adult R&B Songs for First Time in 22 Years

10 Hottest Hip-Hop and R&B Moms

Justine Skye - "Bandit"

Justine Skye - Bandit / BMF by Blak_Music_First

Justine Skye shows off her bad girl side in the video for “Bandit” off her upcoming EP Emotionally Unavailable.

Daniel March - "Nina"

Daniel March - "Nina"

New single from Australian artist Daniel March.

Kirk Whalum Talks "The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV" w/ Studio Q TV

Patti LaBelle Talks 'Dancing with the Stars' and Her Career on "The View"

Prince will be headlining a Baltimore concert for peace today with a song he wrote specifically about the current unrest in Baltimore, yesterday he released that song online.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lion Babe – "Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield Cover)"

UK group Lion Babe pays homage to the great Curtis Mayfield with this funky cover of his classic track ”Move on Up.”

Janine and the Mixtape - "XX" EP

Two years after releasing her debut EP, Dark Mind, New Zealand singer Janine and the Mixtape returns with a brand new EP, XX that nicely picks up where Dark Mind left off, with sensual production combined Janine’s lustful vocals.

Tinashe Talks Kanye West Tweet + Why She Doesn't Date Rappers

Ciara - "I Got You"

A very touching and personal video from Ciara, celebrating motherhood on the 3rd single from new album Jackie, which is out now.

Tony Sunshine feat. Red McFly - "It's Going Down"

New single called "It's Going Down" from former Terror Squad member and Big Pun protege Tony Sunshine featuring Red McFly. The song serves as an appetizer for Tony's upcoming mixtape, No Filter, coming later this spring.

Dawn Richard - "Genocide"

Former Danity Kane singer Dawn Richard (who now goes by DΔWN) shares her concerns with the ongoing strife going on in urban communities on this experimental new track, "Genocide".

Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: George Benson - "Give Me The Night"

Produced by the legendary Quincy Jones, 1980's "Give Me The Night" (from the album of the same name) would be ten-time Grammy Award-winning musician, guitarist, Jazz Master, singer and songwriter George Benson's biggest commercial success. The first single from Benson to hit number one on the US Billboard Soul Singles chart, the single would peak at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Miguel Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Willow Smith - "F Q-C #7"

Willow Smith - F Q-C #7 / BMF by Blak_Music_First

This track first premiered on Jay Z's TIDAL streaming service, could serve as the first single from Willow's debut album which will perhaps drop sometime this year.

Mariah Carey Kicks Of Vegas Residency With "#1 To Infinity" Show

Dirty Rose (aka Bobby V, Pleasure P & Ray J) - “Bad Habit”

Bobby V, Pleasure P & Ray J come together to form a supergroup called Dirty Rose. Take a listen to their first release “Bad Habit”.

Kyndall – "Girl You Loud (Remix)"

Here's a new track by Kyndall, a remix of Chris Brown and Tyga’s song from their Fan Of A Fan album for her Trill Tuesdays series entitled “Girl You Loud“.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Janelle Monae Speaks on Legacy of Bessie Smith

Tamia Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Miguel Talks Sex, ‘Wildheart’ Album, J. Cole & More

Sammie - "Dear: America"

Undoubtedly inspired by recent events surrounding police brutality around the country, Sammie gets socially-conscious on his new single "Dear: America".

Larissa Dubois - "Words No Good"

Indie singer/songwriter Larissa Dubois scores with this rousing, yet jaded ode to words that carry no weight on "Words No Good" from her upcoming debut EP.

Chrisette Michele Talks Creating My 5th Album: "I'll Set the World on FIRE!"

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Eddie Murphy - "Oh Jah Jah"

Eddie Murphy revisits his reggae career with a video for his surprising hit "Oh Jah Jah".

Ricky Dillard Talks Success of New Single 'Amazing'

Ciara Performs "I Bet" on Today; Doesn't Address Alleged New Boyfriend Russell Wilson

Audrey Rose feat. Jadakiss – "Used To Be"

Singer Audrey Rose links with Jadakiss for the latest single from her new mixtape, Chapter One: Guns & Roses.

Adrian Marcel - "Pieces"

Adrian Marcel is back with this single from his new mixtape Weak After Next Reloaded.

Melanie Amaro feat. Fabolous – "Dust"

Former X-Factor contestant Melanie Amaro collabs with rapper Fabolous for her single entitled "Dust".

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jacquees feat. Juvenile - "Bout It"

Cash Money Records/Rich Gang R&B artist Jacquees teams up with fellow Cash Money legend Juvenile for the first single off Jacquees' upcoming project, Mood.

Jamie Foxx Defends His Rendition of the National Anthem

Jamie Foxx feat. Kid Ink - "Baby's In Love"

Jamie Foxx feat. Kid Ink - "Baby's In Love"

From his fifth album Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses set to be released on May 18.

Sevyn Streeter - "How Bad Do You Want It (Oh Yeah)"

Sevyn Streeter's contribution to the Furious 7 soundtrack.

Lyfe Jennings Performing "When It All Came Crashing Down" Live Acoustic 4/28/15

Samantha feat. DeJ Loaf - "League Of My Own"

18-year-old Jamaican model, singer, songwriter and Columbia Records signee Samantha J teams up with rising rapper Dej Loaf on this new track

Monday, May 4, 2015

Nichola feat. Donzelly - "Conclusions"

Indie artist Nichola brings a sultry sound to this new track entitled “Conclusions” featuring Donzelly and produced by Aktive.

Ester Dean Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1

Miguel feat. Wale - "Coffee (F***ing)"

Miguel feat. Wale - "Coffee (F***ing)"

Miguel snags rapper Wale and a soothing electric guitar on this full version of his track “Coffee".

Kameron Corvet – "Nothing At All"

Brand new single from singer/songwriter/guitarist Kameron Corvet is the first track from his forthcoming EP Due Process.

Jennifer Lopez Emotional Tribute To Sel4ena @ Billboard Latin Music Awards

Ashanti Reveals Jay Z Was Meant To Be On "Foolish"

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Strictly R&B: In The News 5/3/15

Bluesman B.B. King 'In Home Hospice Care,' His Website Says

Kehlani Releases the Year's First Great R&B Album With 'You Should Be Here'

TV One's "R&B Divas LA" Reunion Special Part One Reaches 1.3 Million Total Viewers 2+

8 Signs An R&B Album Will Flop

R. Kelly Apologizes to Fans After Ditching Concert Last Minute Over Payment; Fans Trash Stage

Michelle Obama And Ciara Promote ‘Get Schooled’ Campaign During College Signing Day

Lauryn Hill Just Made The Greatest Apology Video Ever

Jamie Foxx Sings National Anthem @ Mayweather/Paquiao Fight

Victoria Monét - "90's Babies"

California singer-songwriter Victoria Monet unveiles a video for "90's Babies," her first single in support of her forthcoming EP, Nightmares & Lullabies: Act II.

Jacob Kohinoor Interviews D. Woods: Talks Suicide and Gives Two Key Points To Make Your Dream Come True

Lyfe Jennings - "Baltimore (Tribute Song)"

Singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings is doing his part to bring awareness and hope to the city of Baltimore in the light of community unrest following the death of Eddie Gray, who was in police custody.

Ciara feat. Pitbull & Missy Elliott - "That's How I'm Feelin'"

Ciara snags Pitbull and Missy Elliott for her 3rd single from new album Jackie.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tinashe Interview @ BigBoyTV

Christina Milian - "Rebel"

Christina Milian - Rebel / BMF by Blak_Music_First

The always fly Christina Milian stays on the grind with another single off her upcoming first album since 2006's So Amazin.

Maejor - "We Ready"

Maejor - We Ready / BMF by Blak_Music_First

In continuation of his "First Of The Month" Detroit singer Maejor returns again tonight with another new video for “We Ready”.

Prince Records Song Inspired by Baltimore Protests

Porsha Nicole - "When It Goes Up"

Check out the brand new track from Bay Area super producer Shonuff’s first artist Porsha Nicole. The single from the 25-year-old, Tampa, Florida songstress is entitled ‘When It Goes Up”.

Omarion feat. DeJ Loaf, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla Sign & Rick Ross - "Post To Be (Remix)"

If you thought it couldn't get any better than Jhebe Aiko and Chris Brown, Omarion proves you wrong with this remix to "Post To Be" featuring Dej Loaf, Trey Songz, Rick Ross and Ty Doll $ign.

Smith (aka Jared Shanklin) - "Do It Again"

Baltimore, MD native Smith (fka Jared Shanklin), who dropped his first EP entitled “Christmas In July” back in 2012, returns to the scene with this charismatic single "Do It Again".

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday Night Throwback: Ben E. King - "Stand By Me"

Word has come out that legendary soul singer Ben E. King, best known for his classic "Stand By Me," died Thursday of natural causes. King started his career in the late 1950's with The Drifters, singing lead on hits that included "There Goes My Baby" and "Save The Last Dance For Me". After going solo, he hit No. 1 on the R&B charts and gained a Top Ten hit on the U.S. charts twice with "Stand By Me" in 1961. The song, written by King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, returned to the charts in the 1980's when it was featured on the soundtrack of the 1986 film Stand by Me. Inspired by the spiritual "Lord Stand by Me", plus two lines rooted in Psalms 46:2–3, to date there have been over 400 recorded versions of the song. King's other hits included "Spanish Harlem", "Amor", "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)" and "Supernatural Thing - Part I." Originally from North Carolina, but raised in Harlem, NY, the great Ben E. King was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and in 2012 the Songwriters Hall of Fame announced that "Stand By Me" would receive its 2012 Towering Song Award and that King would be honored with the 2012 Towering Performance Award for his recording of the song.

GRAMMY Pro Buzzin' With Goapele

"The Wendy Williams Show" Interviews Keke Palmer

"Sway in the Morning" Interviews Lyfe Jennings

Branden Jerrel - #2u4rmME.(EP)

Rising R&B crooner and New Jersey native Branden Jerrel drops his very personal debut EP #2u4rmME.